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Azerbaijan fire: 24 killed at drug rehab centre in Baku

Mar. 02:-At least 24 people were killed in a fire at a drug rehabilitation centre in the capital of Azerbaijan, the authorities said in a joint statement on Friday. The statement was released by the Public Prosecution Office, Health Ministry, Interior Ministry and Ministry of Emergencies, Xinhua reported. The authorities said 34 people were rescued with three hospitalised. The blaze ...

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Chinese diplomat calls on US to ‘shift tactics on Korea’

Agencies Mar. 02 :-A senior Chinese diplomat has called upon the US to “shift its tactics on Korea,” saying that “the Korean nuclear crisis has escalated so much that it is now threatening world security.” Fu Ying, diplomat and now chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), said in an article published on Thursday by ...

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8 devotees killed in Himachal accident

March 02. :-Eight devotees from Punjab were killed when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on early Friday, police said. The devotees, belonging to Kale Ghanpur village near Amritsar town, were returning home after paying obeisance at a famous Sikh shrine at Manikaran in Kullu district when the accident occurred near Swarghat, about 120 km ...

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State honours at Sridevi’s funeral, thousands mourn her

Agency Feb.28. The state honours for the actress, who was conferred Padma Shri in 2013, will include draping her body in the national tricolour, elaborate arrangements by the Mumbai Police, and a gun salute before the cremation. The Maharashtra government has decided to accord actress Sridevi full state honours at her funeral scheduled later on Wednesday afternoon, official sources said. ...

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With 2019 on mind, BJP engages Ram Madhav to salvage TDP alliance

New Delhi,Feb.28 (Agencies) Despite pressure from their respective state units to review their alliance, the BJP and TDP leadership is exploring ways to retain their alliance for the 2019 elections, sources said. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah said to be keen on continuing the alliance with the TDP led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N ...

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Congress ahead in both seats in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal,Feb28:In Madhya Pradesh, Congress is ahead in both seats. In Mungaoli assembly constituency, Congress’ candidate Brijendra Singh Yadav maintains a lead of over 1373 votes against his nearest rival BJP’s Bai Saheb Yadav after the third round of counting. In Kolaras, party’s candidate Mahendra Singh Yadav was leading by 1583 votes against his nearest rival BJP’s Devendra Jain after third round of voting.(Agencies)

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CBI arrests Karti Chidambaram in INX Media case after he returns from London

Chennai ,Feb28:The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Karti Chidambaram in a case of corruption from the Chennai airport on his return from London on Wednesday morning. A CBI spokesperson confirmed that Karti, who is the son of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, was arrested in what has come to be known as INX Media money-laundering case. ...

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Reliance Jio to cover 99% population by Diwali: official

Agencies:-  Feb. 27:-Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is aiming to cover 99% of the country’s population by this Diwali, said a top company official. As part of its expansion plans, Jio has announced the roll-out of an Internet of Things (IoT) services in association with Samsung, which will help consumers and enterprises. “We are deploying around 8,000 to 10,000 towers every month,” said Reliance ...

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